Yes, Put On Those White Gloves, Baby!
Thursday, on Shades Of The Departed, will be dedicated to
many things, and nothing in particular.
Here is a fingerprint burned into the Real Photo Postcard used in my article A Sign Of The Times. The postcard was produced ca. 1911. The fingerprint was the product of poor handling procedures sometime between 1911 and the date it was received by Shades in 2009.
Always remember to:
-- Handle a photograph while wearing lint free white gloves.
-- Never touch the photograph itself. Always handle a photograph by the edge.
-- Remove bits of cardboard or debris from your gloves between each photographic examination.
-- Wash gloves after every use.
So put on those "white gloves, Baby" and be confident you won't get an oily fingerprint in the middle of Great Grandmother's pretty face.
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